Car Hack: Setting up your car mirrors for 20/20 vision

The best way to position your car mirrors

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One of the perils of changing lanes is the dreaded blind spot. Every driver should glance over their shoulder to first check that the lane is clear, but it is best to also have your rear-view mirrors set up for the widest possible angle.


A common mistake by drivers is to angle their side mirrors too much towards the inside of the car, so that the sides of their vehicle are visible when checking the rear view. This is unnecessary and reduces the angle of view.


The correct way is to adjust side mirrors so only a small sliver of your car's sides are visible. This, with the windscreen-mounted centre mirror, will provide the widest possible rear-view angle. Always remember to check over your shoulder too!


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